decide
de·cide vb de·cid·ed, de·cid·ing
vt: to determine (as a case or issue) by making a decision (as a final judgment): adjudicate (1, 2) compare find, hold
vi: to make a decision

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

decide
I verb adjudge, adjudicate, adjust, agree, arbitrate, arrive at a judgment, ascertain, award, choose, choose a course of action, choose an alternative, choose an option, come to a conclusion, come to an agreement, come to terms, commit oneself, conclude, constituere, decernere, decree, determine, diagnose, diiudicare, dispose of, elect, end, establish, finalize, find, fix, form a resolution, form an opinion, hold, judge, make a choice, make a decision, make a selection, make up one's mind, opt, ordain, pass, pass judgment, pass sentence, pick, pronounce, reach a decision, reach a verdict, referee, resolve, rule, select, sentence, settle, sit in judgment, terminate, umpire, vote associated concepts: decide a case, decide a motion, decided adversely, decided as a matter of law, decided on the merits, decided upon legal principles, jurisdiction to decide II index adjudge, adjudicate, arbitrate (adjudge), ascertain, award, choose, deem, determine, dispose (incline), elect (choose), find (determine), fix (settle), gauge, hear (give a legal hearing), judge, pass (determine), prescribe, pronounce (pass judgment), select, sentence, settle, stipulate, try (conduct a trial)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


decide
v.
To come to a conclusion or resolution after deliberation and consideration; to determine something.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


decide
To reach a determination of who is right and wrong in a legal matter, after looking at the facts and the law. Judges, hearing officers, magistrates, and arbitrators all may decide the outcome of cases that come before them.By contrast, mediators help disputing parties reach a mutually agreeable resolution, but do not decide matters themselves.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

decide
v.
   for a judge, arbitrator, court of appeals or other magistrate or tribunal to reach a determination (decision) by choosing what is right and wrong according to the law as he/she sees it.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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